Former Secretary of State Colin Powell gave an emotional description of President Ronald Reagan’s last day in office during CNN’s Thursday broadcast of “The Eighties.”
“The last day, he just sort of lingered,” Powell, who served as Reagan’s national security advisor from 1987 to1989, explained. “And finally they said, ‘Mr. president, it’s time.’ The photographer came in. The stage was set.”
“He turned away from the desk, went to the door and through,” he added. “The actor leaving stage. It’s that Reagan magic that he had. And it was real. It was magic, but it was real.